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The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) provides a direct link between the City of Detroit and block clubs, community groups, business owners, faith and school leaders, and everyday residents. The 14-member team includes a district manager and deputy district manager in each City Council district. Their top responsibility is fighting blight and rebuilding and strengthening the fabric of the neighborhoods. The managers directly engage thousands of residents and volunteers in both major initiatives like Motor City Makeover, Halloween in the D and tax foreclosure prevention and smaller efforts, such as vacant lot clean-ups and house board-ups. However their work goes far beyond that. District managers help residents form block clubs and community associations; drive community engagement on neighborhood planning projects and other initiatives; resolve citizens' complaints; and educate residents on a broad range of City programs and policies.
Each City Council district also has a business liaison focused on helping neighborhood businesses grow and succeed. The business liaison helps businesses navigate City processes; connect to resources to promote growth; and improve the business environment in neighborhoods.
For more information, go to http://www.degc.org/district-business-liaisons/ .
A total of 14 grants (gift cards) of $500 will be awarded in the summer 2018 to registered community groups throughout the city to work on commercial corridor beautification and blight removal in and around Green Light locations.
A Petitioner is required to obtain a Special Events Permit from the Detroit City Council to conduct any of the following event types in the public right–of–way or outdoors on private property:
Events that do not need to follow this process are: Residential Block Parties and Private Invitation Only events held inside a private facility.
Halloween in the D to Replace Angels’ Night effort
Neighborhood newsletter, with editions for each City Council district
Motor City Makeover is an annual citywide volunteer cleanup and beautification initiative. Cleanup efforts are scheduled by Council Districts on specific weekends in May. Individuals and groups MUST register with the City of Detroit to receive limited supplies and to schedule special pickups.
An eclectic community with varying interests from community gardening and farming to a theater district and thriving business corridor
A historic district with strong communities, active organizations and a high number of stable homes
A home to the world-famous Buddy’s Pizza and the Bel Air Luxury Cinema
On the far east side of Detroit
Stretches across both the historic west and east sides of Detroit
Believed to be one of Detroit’s most diverse and culturally rich areas
A home to beautiful parks, the foremost of which is the impressive and immense Rouge Park